Pope credited with 'half miracle'

Pope Francis is being Pope Francis is being credited with a "half miracle" for turning St. Gennaro's blood to liquid in front of witnesses.


Local parishioners view canonization

Millions of people all over the world, including in Houston, celebrated the canonization of two popes credited with changing the Catholic Church forever.


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Unusual moments in papal history

On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.


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The Papacy: Electing a new pope

One year ago today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Click here to learn more about the election process and the history of the papacy.


Pope Francis clears John Paul II, John XXIII for sainthood

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo expects to be traveling to Rome soon to see the man who sent him to Houston elevated to sainthood.


Local seminarian has ringside seat at Vatican

A Kingwood man watched history unfold as a new Pope was named. It's all part of his studies at the Vatican to become a priest.


Covering the Conclave: Bill's Blog

KPRC Local 2 anchor Bill Balleza is covering the Conclave from the Vatican. Read about his experience covering the event.


Houston's cardinal says new pope has 'vision' for Church

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo wants Houstonians to know what kind of man he helped to select to be the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.



World welcomes Francis on front pages

Newspapers around the world heralded the election of Pope Francis on their front pages.


Students predict who will become next pope

A group of Catholic students are waiting to see who will be the next pope, and they've made their own picks as to who should get the position.


Hispanic Houstonians celebrate first Latin American pope

Thousands of miles away from Rome at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Houston, Hispanic parishioners gathered Wednesday evening for mass.


Clergy: Choice of pope symbolic to Houston Hispanics

Top clergymen in Houston say that the selection of the former archbishop of Buenos Aires as the new Pope 'speaks boldly' to Houston's Hispanic population.

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